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  • England set for multi-million pound pothole repairs programme

    England set for multi-million pound pothole repairs programme

    15th February 2021

    A £500m fund for pothole repairs has been allocated to English local authorities. The news comes as media reports suggest potholes were taking longer to be repaired, compared with previous years. Research has shown local authorities have left holes for…

  • New MAN flagship model as TGX Lion S roars in

    New MAN flagship model as TGX Lion S roars in

    11th February 2021

    MAN has sprung an early year surprise by pulling the wraps off a new flagship model.  The TGX Individual Lion S was launched via MAN’s YouTube Channel. Meanwhile, MAN introduced MAN QuickStop – a new video brand for social media…

  • Iveco celebrates 75 years of the Pegaso brand

    Iveco celebrates 75 years of the Pegaso brand

    11th February 2021

    Iveco has marked 75 years of the Pegaso brand, celebrating the Spanish marque for its influences over the years. Iveco says that the ‘heritage of passion, pioneering spirit and strength’ live on in its DNA today. Pegaso was founded by…

  • Drivers given boost to health and wellbeing by P&O Ferries

    Drivers given boost to health and wellbeing by P&O Ferries

    10th February 2021

    Truck drivers using P&O Ferries are to get extra support for their health and wellbeing.  The ferry operator has announced a scheme highlighting truckers’ contribution to the economy, with free food and discounts onboard.  P&O Ferries is already running Free…

  • Over-the-air software upgrades for MAN trucks

    Over-the-air software upgrades for MAN trucks

    9th February 2021

    MAN has announced software upgrades and a new digital service for UK customers. MAN Now is the first service from the manufacturer to offer over-the-air capabilities. The software upgrade aims to make drivers’ lives easier and enables them to be…

  • Call for more supply chain skills in the budget

    Call for more supply chain skills in the budget

    8th February 2021

    More government support is needed for supply chain skills, says transport industry body, Logistics UK.  It has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to ahead of next month’s budget to plead its case. Logistics UK says measures are needed to ‘strengthen…

  • Scandinavian fossil-free fuels initiative moves forward

    Scandinavian fossil-free fuels initiative moves forward

    5th February 2021

    Scania has joined key industry players in a project designed to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels. The truck manufacturer will work with Volvo, Stena Line and the Port of Gothenburg on the ‘Tranzero Initiative’. The collaboration wants to reduce…

  • Driver hire initiative announced by Logistics UK and Avail

    Driver hire initiative announced by Logistics UK and Avail

    4th February 2021

    Logistics UK has announced a partnership with Avail in an attempt to modernise the driver hire experience.  The main goal of the partnership is to eliminate common headaches that are associated with the driver hire process. These frustrations can be…

  • Large road upgrades investment announced

    Large road upgrades investment announced

    3rd February 2021

    Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has revealed that £93m will be used for road upgrades around the UK.  The investment is part of the government’s pledge to ‘fuel the economic recovery’ from Covid-19. More than half of the money announced will…

  • RHA: Don’t punish the commercial vehicle drivers

    RHA: Don’t punish the commercial vehicle drivers

    2nd February 2021

    The Road Haulage Association has pleaded with the Chancellor not to target the commercial vehicle drivers keeping the country going. The appeal came after reports suggested that fuel prices could be going up following next month’s budget. RHA asked Rishi…